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THE ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND has filed an appeal with the R.I. Supreme Court, arguing that a Superior Court decision to allow an ordinance banning more than three college or graduate students to live together in a single-family home was an incorrect decision.

ACLU files appeal on student-housing ordinance decision

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed an appeal to the R.I. Supreme Court to overturn a Superior Court...

R.I. Supreme Court upholds Barrington tax assessments on low- and moderate-income...

BARRINGTON – Nearly six years after a town resident challenged the property tax assessment of a low- and moderate-income housing development, the state Supreme...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT affirmed a decision that upheld Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung's pension reforms for public safety workers. The city had settled with most members of the pension plan, but a group of pension members opted out and continued litigation against the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Was the R.I. Supreme Court right to side with Cranston in...

Nearly three years after R.I. Superior Court ruled in favor of Cranston in its bid to sharply curtailed cost-of-living adjustments for police and firefighter...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT affirmed a decision that upheld Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung's pension reforms for public safety workers. The city had settled with most members of the pension plan, but a group of pension members opted out and continued litigation against the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Supreme Court sides with Cranston over public safety retirees in...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Cranston in a long-standing legal battle over frozen pension benefits filed by a group...
A RENDERING OF what the Greek cultural center at the University of Rhode Island was supposed to look like if it had been completed. / COURTESY HELLENIC SOCIETY PAIDEIA

R.I. Supreme Court rules on longstanding URI campus land dispute

PROVIDENCE – A yearslong legal battle the University of Rhode Island has waged over an unfinished Greek cultural center on the Kingston campus has...

R.I. attorney indicted on charges of fraud, identity and pension theft

PROVIDENCE - A Rhode Island attorney was charged Thursday by a federal grand jury in Providence for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and theft...

R.I. to administer Uniform Bar Examination next year

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will join 31 other jurisdictions in the United States next year in administering the Uniform Bar Examination, the R.I. Judiciary...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT has denied appeals to the state pension class action settlement made in 2015. Both appeals were in cases against Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, in her capacity as governor of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. Supreme Court denies appeals on state pension settlement

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Supreme Court denied the appeals against the state pension class action settlement made in 2015 on Friday, affirming the judgement...

Marijuana and the workplace

Millions of American workers have a right that they did not have until recently; the right to lawfully cultivate, use and possess marijuana. All...
ACCESS DENIED? Owners of seven lots along the Misquamicut beachfront are fighting state attempts to gain public access to property in front of their homes. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

R.I. Supreme Court: Westerly beachfront property will remain private

WESTERLY – The R.I. Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of Westerly landowners, who want to keep about 2.5...
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